|Mulcar: Not good for Canada at this time|
However, I do not believe that having Mulcair as the next leader of the NDP is in the interests of the majority of Canadians.
I believe the main objective of the two opposition parties should be to remove Stephen Harper's Tories as the government of our country, so that we can put behind us the regressive, mean-spirited, Republican-influenced methods and ideology that party brings to the table.
We need to restore the dignity of our Parliament, and make it a place where the wishes of the majority of Canadians are taken into account by our government, and not just those of a minority.
Thomas Mulcair would make a good leader of a party like the NDP, but he is not the right man for Canada at this time.
He has very clearly shown that he prefers going it alone, and would not consider any pre-election electoral cooperation with the Liberal Party, nor any post-election coalition with that party.
Hat tip to Teraherz for bringing this quote of Mulcair to our attention – Mulcair's interview with Huffington:
One thing Mulcair is clear on is that he’ll go after Liberal supporters, but won’t work with the rival party.
“N.O.,” he told HuffPost. The NDP tried to form a coalition with the Liberals in 2008 and then the Grits “lifted their noses up on it,” Mulcair said.
The coalition experience taught Mulcair everything he needs to know about the Liberals. They’re untrustworthy and he said he’ll never work with them again, whether in a formal or informal coalition.
Canada would be far better served if NDP supporters voted for Nathan Cullen as their first choice, and for either Nash or Topp as their second choice.
We cannot afford another 5 or 10 years of Tory government, and if Mulcair is elected leader of the NDP, then we will end up with that.